Ástvinur Imaldur
Ástvinur Imaldur

born July 19 2010
SUCH Tellusdream Askur x NUCH SUCH C.I.B Ástvinur Dimma
Little Imaldur has come all the way from  Kennel
Ástvinur in Bredared, Sweden, where he was lovingly
raised by his Kennel Mom and Dad
Ulrika Bjursten Gunnarsson and Kent Gunnarsson.  I
had the a delightful visit with Ulrika, Kent and all their
lovely dogs and instantly fell in love with them.  Ulrika
and I also realized that we have Grandpuppies
together  through my Kaffi's daughter Runestone
Mocha Latte and her Ástvinur Kelmi.   I am so happy
that we have more than one reason to consider Ulrika
and Kent part of our family.  Ulrika's Fältstigen Salka,
daughter of her Ástvinur Fengur, was the 2010
Icelandic Sheepdog World Dog show winner. Ulrika
was also honored with the award of Best Breeding
Group at the Swedish Icelandic Sheepdog clubs
specialty in 2010.  Ulrika trains and competes with her
dogs in agility, obedience and herding.  She feels that
dogs should not just be beautiful, but also have good
temperament.  We are so happy to have found her.

Imaldur's sire
SUCH Tellusdream Askur who was bred
and is owned by Ursula Brehmer of
Tellusdream  was awarded Best of Breed with CACIB at
the International Dog Show in Malmo by International
breed specialist Hans-Åke Sperne in 2010.

Ulrika chose an incredible puppy for us to bring to the
USA.   On his trip to the United States Imaldur
demonstrated while walking through the airports at 10
weeks old all the things we desire in a good tempered
Icelandic Sheepdog.  He confidently walked through
the busy Amsterdam Airport, proudly trotting along
with his head up and tail curled as walked through the
crowds.  He never  reacted as trams dragging strings of
baggage carts whizzed past us clattering along and
Golf carts carrying passengers to their departure gates
beeped their horns.  He happily allowed anyone who
wanted to say hello to stop and pet or cuddle him.  
One little person, an 18 month old little girl cautiously
approached him and giggled while he gently kissed her
face and hands.  While riding on KLM the Royal Dutch
Airlines, he was given the "Royal" treatment with the in
flight crew bringing him Ice cubes to munch, and
having his photo taken with the crew.  He traveled like
a professional never complaining the entire trip.

Imaldur along with his super little personality already
has an incredible coat, level topline, nice angulation
and very large strong dew claws.  We can't wait to see
how he matures, he brings a whole new pedigree into
the United States to help ad to our popuations

Imaldur lives with his full time mom Karen, her two
super teenagers Piper and Peregrine;  ISD Somi Saela
and honorary ISD Robin will be his k-9 friends along
with the rest of the menagerie in Karen's home.  Karen
is one of the organizers of and sits on the Board of
Directors of the National Icelandic Sheepdog Rescue
Alliance, she Volunteers at Whites Memorial Nature
Conservation Center where she helps care for the
hawks, owls and orphaned squirrel families.  She also
offers to foster dogs and cats in need in her home.  
Imaldur will have lots of exciting adventures and
friends with this family.  

We are very excited to have this special boy here and
look forward to hopefully seeing Ulrika and Kent again
one day too.  We all hope to enter Imaldur into the
Conformation ring, as well as offer him up for stud
when he is of age and has passed his health

To Contact Karen about Imaldur click
Imaldur's Dam and Sire
Dimma and Askur
what a handsome couple
photo by Ursula Brehmer
Ulrika and Kents beautiful home where
Imaldur became the incredible puppy that
he id
Imaldur, Isafold and Isolfur greeting
Ulrika and Imaldur say their goodbyes
at the airport
Imaldur earning sky miles and receiving the "Royal" treatment on KLM's Royal Dutch Airlines.
He charmed the in-flight crew
Imaldur was a wonderful traveling companion.  He was content in his soft sided crate on the plane, happily
sat on the chair next to me at the gate, either napping or greeting new friends who passed his way.
A few of Imaldur's
new friends

Piper, Pergrine and
Imaldur enjoying the
Autumn sun

new housemate
Saela getting ready
to give the squirrel a
bath  after helping
Karen feed  the
orphaned squirrels
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